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Worland is a city of 5100 people (2018) in Northwest Wyoming. It provides easy access to the Big Horn Mountains to the west, and the Wind River Mountains and the Wind River Canyon to the south.


Worland is a hub for business in the Big Horn Basin. The economy of Worland is supported by agriculture and oil/gas drilling. Sugar beets are the top agricultural product of the area. Top employers in Worland include Admiral Beverage, Wyoming Sugar Company, Crown Cork & Seal, and MillerCoors.


Charles H. "Dad" Worland in 1900 dug his underground stage stop here on the old Bridger Trail. From Dad's dugout grew the City of Worland. Early settlers dreamed that the Big Horn River would create a new way of life in the desert. In 1903, a party of surveyors made their way into the Big Horn Basin area to determine the feasibility of a large irrigation project. At that time, the current site of Worland had a population of fewer than 100 people.

By 1904, the project was in full swing and Camp Worland evolved into a community with a school, church, post office, and general store.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • 1 Worland Municipal Airport (WRL IATA), 1438 Airport Rd (3 miles S of Worland). M-F 7AM–4PM. Elevation 4,227 feet. Owned and operated by the City of Worland and overseen by the Community Services Commission. There are no scheduled services. Worland Municipal Airport (Q10851681) on Wikidata Worland Municipal Airport on Wikipedia

By car[edit]

  • US-16 W/US-20 W heads northwest toward Cody.
  • US-16 E heads east toward Ten Sleep, Wyoming.
  • US-20 E/WY-789 S will take you to Thermopolis.

By bus[edit]

Greyhound, Java Dreams, 325 N 11th St, Ste D, +1 307 347-3570.


  • Pioneer Square (on the corner of Big Horn Ave and N 10th St). Created for the 1990 Wyoming Centennial and dedicated to the men and women who dug irrigation canals which transformed the arid country side into a lush farming region. It features a bell tower with clarion bells, an outdoor stage, numerous sculptures, and a memory lane.


  • Washakie Museum and Cultural Center, 1115 Obie Sue Ave, +1 307 347-4102. Exhibits include major historical photograph collection and programs on the art, history, geology, archaeology and paleontology of the region. Exhibits change regularly. It hosts music and theatrical events throughout the year.
  • Worland CultureFest. This event takes place every June and celebrates the different cultural diversities within the City of Worland and begins with a parade down Big Horn Ave. Food vendors are located at Pioneer Park, artists' booths are set up on the courthouse lawn, and live entertainment on 9th St.






Go next[edit]

Routes through Worland
Yellowstone N.P.Basin  W US 16.svg E  Ten SleepBuffalo
Yellowstone N.P.Basin  W US 20.svg E  ThermopolisCasper

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